Luggage Handling in Airport Logistics
Luggage handling is an extremely complex system that involves many moving parts at once. Due to the importance of a well-functioning baggage handling system in airports, an analysis has been completed on the current system and its drawbacks. The research is limited to the standard baggage handling system and baggage screening technology currently used in airports. Conclusions have been drawn from past research studies that have been done in major airports, as well as research on better technology the industry is currently working to implement. It has been determined that there are millions of bags mishandled each year, costing the airline industry millions of dollars. As a result, airlines and airports are investing in the testing and implementation of new technologies such as RFID baggage tags, automated bag drop kiosks, and permanent bag tags. These technologies are thought to improve the efficiency and accuracy of luggage handling, benefiting airports, airlines, and passengers. In the future, it is likely travelers and airlines will see an improvement in the number of mishandled bags and cost savings with the potential benefits of improved technology.